Richmond Chiropractic Care with Spinal Manipulation and Exercise Relieves Adolescent Back Pain

June 05, 2018

There’s nothing like seeing pain in a child to upset a parent more. Richmond back pain in adolescents does happen. Richmond chiropractic care relieves Richmond back pain for many adults and kids. When it comes to Richmond chiropractic care of adolescent back pain, Johnson Chiropractic may well include spinal manipulation along with exercise which return the adolescent back to being a kid!


Back pain in adolescents is real. It is even reported that disc degeneration begins in the second decade of life. (1) It is quite concerning to all involved: the patient, parent(s) and physician. Most back pain for adolescents is usually muscle strain- or poor mechanics-related as the spine is not yet fully mature. Sports forces may predispose a young person for injury. Fortunately, conservative, non-operative care successfully returns the pediatric back pain sufferer to pain-free activity. (2) That’s where spinal manipulation in the hands of the Richmond chiropractor and Richmond chiropractic care comes into play at Johnson Chiropractic.


In a study of how to help kids deal with their back pain, spinal manipulation with exercise outdoes exercise alone. Spinal manipulation plus exercise was more effective 12 months later as well. The 6 months’ follow-up showed the largest differences between spinal manipulation and exercise. Other benefits are no treatment-related side effects and bonuses in quality of life improvement and medication use, satisfaction and disability reduction. (3) Johnson Chiropractic offers these benefits to Richmond adolescent back pain sufferers. Johnson Chiropractic does everything possible to get our young back pain sufferers moving again!


Since degenerative disc disease is known to start in youth, it is wise to commence feeding the discs of youth. Much attention is paid to teenage calcium supplementation for osteoporosis prevention in later years while adolescent supplementation for disc degeneration prevention and care is not widely discussed. Johnson Chiropracticmay well recommend a disc health supplement that has chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate since Richmond back pain has already started in the adolescent’s life. Richmond chiropractic care of spinal manipulation, nutrition and exercise is beneficial!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mark Korchok on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his care of a young patient in her teens while she played sports.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today for your Richmond young person with Richmond back pain. Johnson Chiropractic employs conservative chiropractic care to relieve their pain.

Johnson Chiropractic uses Richmond chiropractic and exercise to relieve back pain in adolescents.